In this week’s episode of Supergirl Radio, Carly Lane, Morgan Glennon, and Rebecca Johnson discuss the Supergirl season one finale titled “Better Angels”! Join in on the fun as the gang at Supergirl Radio covers CBS’ Supergirl!
Official Description by CBS for Supergirl 1.20: “Supergirl is forced to do battle with an unexpected foe and must risk everything — including her life — to prevent Non and Indigo from destroying every person on the planet. Guest Stars include Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Lucy Lane), Chris Vance (Non), Peter Facinelli (Maxwell Lord), Laura Vandervoort (Indigo), Briana Venskus (Agent Vasquez), Glenn Morshower (General Sam Lane), Helen Slater (Dr. Eliza Danvers), Kitana Turnbull (Costumed Girl), Dan Warner (Fire Captain), Malina Weissman (Young Kara), Dawn Greenidge (Pedestrian Woman), and Jessica Garcia (Teenage Girl).”
Supergirl stars Melissa Benoist (Kara Danvers/Supergirl), Calista Flockhart (Cat Grant), Chyler Leigh (Alex Danvers), Mehcad Brooks (James Olsen), David Harewood (Hank Henshaw) and Jeremy Jordan (Winslow “Winn” Schott). STORY BY: Andrew Kreisberg and Ali Adler. WRITTEN BY: Robert Rovner and Jessica Queller. DIRECTED BY: Larry Teng.
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As much as I’ve been enjoying the show, the way they keep having to write away Superman, is probably already getting old. Sooner or later, I think they’re going to have to do “Superman/Doomsday” off camera (assuming the show continues) only instead of him coming back, it would be Supergirl adjusting to life as Earth’s sole Kryptonian defender.
Here’s the deal:
I did not like the way CBS Supergirl ended. The whole rescue scene after the Big Sacrifice ™ completely cheapened the message of hope the episode attempted to drill into our skulls.
The curious lines about Supergirl not being able to survive or generate thrust in space is peculiar since I don’t know that anyone understands how her powers work. Secondly, if Supergirl were to push herself away from Ft. Rozz with just her legs, the natural physical reaction would have pushed her in the right direction to make a re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
Here’s how I’d have ended this key scene:
Supergirl pushes off Ft. Rozz, and both her and FT. Rozz quickly separate. As Kara free falls towards Earth, she starts to blackout from lack of oxygen.
Now falling and like a meteor, leaving a trail of fire (which probably wouldn’t happen because what’s burning on Kara?) Alex, Jon, Ms. Danvers, Lucy, General Lane, all have to stand by helpless as Kara free falls. All they can do is hope.
“She’s not waking up,” someone says. Tears, crying, chagrin.
But just before Kara hits the ground she becomes conscious and stops her fall hanging in midair a few feet (or less) from the ground
Bonus points for having her fall through the roof of a barn and stop ala Superman Returns.
Much tension – very hope.
Collin, it’s very possible that they could kill off Superman, but I think it’s still possible to keep him around offscreen and allow for Supergirl to shine. Hopefully, they’ll find a better balance if there is a second season.
Evy, I like the idea of Alex saving Kara, but I just think they could have done a little more with it to drum up the drama. They might have run into time constraints and that’s the best way they could resolve it?